Thesaurus / unstressed

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You use more force for the stressed than for the unstressed vowels, that is to say, you put more breath into them.

The grouping of stressed and unstressed syllables determines the rhythm.

Some have suggested, for such rhythms as these, the recognition of a foot made up of one stressed and three unstressed syllables.

English VerseRaymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

Unstressed, un-strest′, adj. not pronounced with stress, unaccented.

(i) In unstressed syllables original long vowels tend to become short.

This rhythm is obtained by mingling stressed and unstressed syllables.

Irradiations; Sand and SprayJohn Gould Fletcher

Began: notice the quality of the vowel in the first, unstressed syllable of this word.

In Anglo-Saxon verse the combination of a primary stress, a secondary stress, and an unstressed syllable, is a recognized type.

English VerseRaymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

His unstressed observation hit a bell in her head, and set it reverberating.

With dead load only the original section would be stressed to 2·3 tons per square inch, the new section being then unstressed.

The Anatomy of BridgeworkWilliam Henry Thorpe
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WORDS RELATED TO UNSTRESSED

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